When all is said and done, Avengers: Infinity War might go down as the highest grossing movie ever, after it soared past opening box office projections and earned one billion in less than two weeks of being released in theaters. So it's not much of a surprise that Disney CEO Bob Iger is thinking about assembling the Avengers at least one more time after Avengers 4.
"We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we’ve plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade," Iger told The Hollywood Reporter. "I’m guessing we will try our hand at what I’ll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see more Avengers down the road. We just haven’t made any announcements about that."
Iger also acknowledged that it would be foolish for Disney to abandon such a beloved franchise while it's still in its prime. "Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don’t think people should conclude there will never be another Avengers movie." As for the franchise's next installment, which is expected to wrap up the Infinity War storyline when it hits theaters next summer, Iger promises it will provide "a significant conclusion" to Marvel's first decade of films, which began with 2008's Iron Man.
We should also point out that just because there might be more Avengers films after next year's finale, it doesn't mean they'll feature the team's core roster. Rumors still persist that either Captain America or Iron Man will bite the dust in the next film, which means the superhero dream team might need some new leadership. That's fine by us, since Black Panther and Spider-Man are more than capable of anchoring a new era of Avengers movies for the next decade and beyond.